About UUM CAS
The College of Arts and Sciences (UUM CAS) was formed in on 1st January 2008 with the merger of the Faculty of Information Technology, Economics, Humanities and Social Development, Cognitive Sciences and Education, Quantitative Sciences, Communication and Modern Languages and Tourism and Hospitality.
With a diverse mix of expertise, UUM CAS aims to serve as a pioneer centre of excellence in the fields of arts and sciences, as well as to develop competent and committed human capital to drive forward the nation and humanity at large in tandem with the University's charter and philosophy.
UUM CAS consists of 5 major specific academic divisions – Applied Sciences,Educational Studies , Humanities, Physical Sciences,and Social Sciences– which each is headed by a Chairperson.
Under the umbrella of UUM CAS, the Applied Sciences division caters for cross-disciplinary programmes, in this case, IT, Computer Science, Multimedia and Decision Science programmes. The merger of these programmes under the umbrella of Applied Science has resulted in a lively and diverse environment with a unique character. Research interests span the whole spectrum of theory and application in fundamental algorithms, web and mobile, software engineering, computer networking, intelligent and information systems, knowledge management, and decision analysis. The Physical Sciences focuses on statistics and mathematics with research interests spanning across the field of statistics and mathematics.
The Humanities and Social Sciences division analytically, critically and speculatively explore the human condition to better understand our roots, our belief and the best way to express ourselves. The discipline stretches from history, nationhood, religion and language to communication and media technology, highlighting the intellectual progress in collaborating the past and the future.
The Education division produces future educators who are knowledgeable, professional, competitive, competent and determined to achieve professionalism. The division aims to be recognized as a reference in field of cognitive sceince and education.